From May 25-26, 2012 in Kyustendil, Bulgaria – Norges Vel organized a two day seminar on the topic “Dialogue and integration in the Balkans and Europe”.

Steinar Bryn – head of the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue-NCPD (also founder of NDN) and Sasho Stojkovski – executive director of NDC Skopje were invited as lecturers at the seminar to share the experience on NDC Skopje and the NDN in the field of promoting dialogue, reconciliation, and establishing integrated education.

The participants at the seminar were representatives from the local municipalities of Kumanovo and Lipkovo, part of the professors and the director of the VSS “Kiro Burnaz” also parents that were gathered to discuss the possibilities and next steps for establishing joint practical lessons for the Albanian and Macedonian students in order to achieve a higher degree of integration between the both ethnic communities.

The seminar was part of the project “Professional education – step forward towards a better future implemented by Norges Vel in Macedonia.